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SOLVED - WiFi network problem

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Re: WiFi network problem

#11 Post by gonzo01 » Thu May 31, 2018 10:29 pm

determined that wireless must not be activate (???) as led is not lit - laptop is set to airplane mode by default this is supposedly turned off with Fn/F10 but cant tell - cant explain seeing neighbours wifi

laptop manual only lists wifi on/off via on-screen icon, which of course being a manufacturers app only works wit Win10 and has been wiped with MX install.

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Re: WiFi network problem

#12 Post by tascoast » Thu May 31, 2018 11:19 pm

It almost seems as if your own router is set to not broadcast SSID, which could happen if tinkering about settings.

I don't know if airplane mode would stop passive identification of nearby emissions, although it certainly is intended to stop a device emitting any of its own, lest it cause a passenger jet to inadvertently eject septic contents over Toronto as the navigation lights pulse in time to some passenger's music track. :happy:
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Re: WiFi network problem

#13 Post by gonzo01 » Thu May 31, 2018 11:22 pm

thanks tascoast

I'll check the modem/router setup

meanwhile, here are the specs for the combined wifi/bluetooth in the laptop

https://ark.intel.com/products/94854/In ... ss-AC-3168

says it runs with linux

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Re: WiFi network problem

#14 Post by tascoast » Thu May 31, 2018 11:32 pm

I had to tinker a little with a USB wireless device recently

viewtopic.php?f=107&t=43411#p428734

github might be worth exploring for references
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Re: WiFi network problem

#15 Post by gonzo01 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:33 pm

more info:
mx network assistant

hardware detected

02:00.0 Intel Corporation Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak] [8086:24fb] (rev 10)
03:00.0 Qualcomm Atheros Killer Gigabit Ethernet Controller [1969:e0a1] (rev 10)

Wifi Status

enabled

Ip address
External IP address: 137.59.252.227
IP address from router: inet 192.168.1.2 Netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast: 192.168.1.255
inet
inet' 10.71.10.6 netmask 255.255.255.255 destination 10.71.10.5

Active Interface
eth0

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Linux Drivers

------Loaded Drivers------
tun
iwlmvm
wl
iwlwifi
alx
mdio

-------------Blacklisted Broadcom Drivers-------------
b43
b43legacy
b44
bcma
bcma80211
brcm80211
ssb

---------------

no apparent hardware switch for wifi on this MSA laptop

I' keep looking

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Re: SOLVED - WiFi network problem

#16 Post by gonzo01 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:44 pm

Finally asked Google the right question

result was old post - answer to WiFi On/Off is Fn+F11

Thanks to all who posted.

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Re: SOLVED - WiFi network problem

#17 Post by gonzo01 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:58 pm

even better - as per other post re SHUTDOWN - using MX 16 - no problems

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